Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
With former UMass coach Travis Ford having departed for Oklahoma State, UMass is now in search of a coach. Look for UMass to go after former Minutemen Derek Kellogg (left), a Memphis assistant and former UMass coach, or Tony Barbee, the head coach at UTEP. Ohio University coach Tim O’Shea, a former Boston College coach, and Fran McCaffery of Siena could also be options.
“We’ll be motivated and in motion as early as tomorrow with a national search to find a replacement,” UMass AD John McCutcheon told the Boston Globe in today’s editions. “Our preference is to have someone with head coaching experience.”
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.